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After a four hour work session this morning I think I am ready to start writing Chapter Four: "A Bible for Every American Family." This morning I read a few more articles in the anti-benevolent society, anti-ABS periodical The Reformer. This periodical has helped me to better understand the opposition to the General Supply (1829-1831) and the opposition to the ABS in general. (See yesterday's post).
I also finished organizing my notes for this chapter and established an outline. Here is what I have so far:
I. Early examples of auxiliaries trying to supply everyone in their locales with a Bible
II. Production: How the ABS Bible House at 72 Nassau Street in New York prepared for the General Supply
III. The role of auxiliaries in the General Supply
IV. Special General Supply agents and their stories
V. The announcement of the General Supply
VI. Progress and resistance: 1829
VII: Progress and resistance: 1830
VIII. Progress and resistance: 1831
IX. The ABS assesses the General Supply
Writing commences tomorrow morning.